Babbar had on Saturday night welcomed Sapna into the party and posted a picture on Twitter of the dancer with Ms Vadra.
New Delhi: Popular singer and dancer from Haryana Sapna Chaudhary did a volte face within hours of being welcomed in the Congress fold by its UP chief Raj Babbar, claiming on Sunday that she had not joined the Congress.
On Saturday evening, pictures of Sapna meeting Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and of her signing some documents in the presence of Congress leaders had been widely circulated to the media by the party. However, the singer on Sunday claimed that she had never joined the party and alleged that her pictures with Ms Vadra were old.
Mr Babbar had on Saturday night welcomed Sapna into the party and posted a picture on Twitter of the dancer with Ms Vadra.
“I welcome Sapna Chaudharyji in the Congress family,” Mr Babbar had tweeted.
Distancing herself from the party, Sapna also said she will not campaign for any political party in the Lok Sabha elections.
“I have not joined the Congress. My pictures with Priyanka Gandhi are old, as I have met her many times in the past. These pictures are old. The biggest issue is that I have not joined any party,” she told reporters on Sunday.
When confronted by reporters about pictures of her filling up forms of Congress membership, Sapna said if her old interview can be aired, why cannot her pictures be passed of as new.
A close aide of Mr Babbar, who was seen in the picture with Sapna on Saturday evening, had nothing to say on the singer taking a U-turn. He also displayed the membership form she had apparently filled up on her joining the party.
Sources said Chaudhary was keen to contest from Mathura, where the BJP has fielded Bollywood actor Hema Malini. However, the Congress declared Mahesh Pathak as the party candidate from Mathura in the eighth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls released Saturday night.